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    • Global Climate Niche Estimates for Bioenergy Crops and Invasive Species of Agronomic Origin: Potential Problems and Opportunities 

      Barney, Jacob; DiTomaso, Joseph M. (PLOS, 2011-03-09)
      The global push towards a more biomass-based energy sector is ramping up efforts to adopt regionally appropriate high-yielding crops. As potential bioenergy crops are being moved around the world an assessment of the ...
    • Gold/QDs-Embedded-Ceria Nanoparticles: Optical Fluorescence Enhancement as a Quenching Sensor 

      Shehata, Nader; Samir, Effat; Kandas, Ishac (MDPI, 2020-02-12)
      This work focuses on improving the fluorescence intensity of cerium oxide (ceria) nanoparticles (NPs) through added plasmonic nanostructures. Ceria nanoparticles are fluorescent nanostructures which can emit visible ...
    • Harvesting Energy from the Counterbalancing (Weaving) Movement in Bicycle Riding 

      Yang, Yoonseok; Yeo, Jeongjin; Priya, Shashank (MDPI, 2012-07-30)
      Bicycles are known to be rich source of kinetic energy, some of which is available for harvesting during speedy and balanced maneuvers by the user. A conventional dynamo attached to the rim can generate a large amount of ...
    • Hay-based Diets for Horses: Matching Horse Type to Hay Type 

      Suagee-Bedore, Jessica (Virginia Tech. Department of Dairy Science, 2017-02-15)
      The topics of this presentation, which was given on February 15th during the 71st Annual Convention : 2017 Virginia State Feed Association & Nutritional Management “Cow” College, include horse biology and diversity within ...
    • High-performance inertial impaction filters for particulate matter removal 

      Zhang, Xiaowei; Zhang, Wei; Yi, Mingqiang; Wang, Yingjie; Wang, Pengjun; Xu, Jun; Niu, Fenglei; Lin, Feng (Springer Nature, 2018-03-19)
      Airborne particulate matter (PM) is causing more and more serious air pollution and threatening the public health. However, existing air filter technologies with the easy-to-block manner can rarely meet the requirements ...
    • Household Perceptions and Practices of Recycling Tree Debris from Residential Properties 

      Schmitt-Harsh, Mikaela L.; Wiseman, Eric (MDPI, 2020-08-11)
      Thousands of trees are lost in urbanizing areas of Virginia each year to land development, storms, and pests. As a result, large amounts of tree debris, much of which could be suitable for high-value wood products, are ...
    • Household survey of tree debris recycling practices and consumer interest in products crafted from local wood sources 

      Wiseman, P. Eric; Schmitt-Harsh, Mikaela (2019-03-01)
      Thousands of trees are lost in urban areas of Virginia each year to land development, storms, and pests. As a result, large volumes of tree debris, much of which is suitable for high-value wood products, are streaming out ...
    • Hybrid metamaterials for electrically triggered multifunctional control 

      Liu, Liu; Kang, Lei; Mayer, Theresa S.; Werner, Douglas H. (Springer Nature, 2016-10-27)
      Despite the exotic material properties that have been demonstrated to date, practical examples of versatile metamaterials remain exceedingly rare. The concept of metadevices has been proposed in the context of hybrid ...
    • An “ideal lignin” facilitates full biomass utilization 

      Li, Yanding; Shuai, Li; Kim, Hoon; Motagamwala, Ali Hussain; Mobley, Justin K.; Yue, Fengxia; Tobimatsu, Yuki; Havkin-Frenkel, Daphna; Chen, Fang; Dixon, Richard A.; Luterbacher, Jeremy S.; Dumesic, James A.; Ralph, John (AAAS, 2018-09-28)
      Lignin, a major component of lignocellulosic biomass, is crucial to plant growth and development but is a major impediment to efficient biomass utilization in various processes. Valorizing lignin is increasingly realized ...
    • Impacts of process-induced porosity on material properties of copper made by binder jetting additive manufacturing 

      Kumar, Ashwath Yegyan; Wang, Jue; Bai, Yun; Huxtable, Scott T.; Williams, Christopher B. (Elsevier, 2019-07-03)
      Binder Jetting (BJ) is an efficient, economical, and scalable Additive Manufacturing (AM) technology that can be used in fabricating parts made of reflective and conductivematerials like copper, which have applications in ...
    • Imparting functional variety to cellulose ethers via olefin cross-metathesis 

      Dong, Yifan; Edgar, Kevin J. (The Royal Society of Chemistry, 2015-04-09)
      Olefin cross-metathesis is a valuable new approach for imparting functional variety to cellulose ethers. Starting from commercially available ethyl cellulose, terminally unsaturated alkyl groups were appended as metathesis ...
    • Importance of Graphene in the Electro-Fenton Process 

      Divyapriya, Govindaraj; Nidheesh, Puthiya Veetil (2020-03-17)
      Graphene-based nanomaterials have attracted researchers from various fields due to their extraordinary physical, chemical, and electrochemical properties. An emerging class of graphene-based nanostructures and nanocomposites ...
    • In-Situ Gold–Ceria Nanoparticles: Superior Optical Fluorescence Quenching Sensor for Dissolved Oxygen 

      Shehata, Nader; Kandas, Ishac; Samir, Effat (MDPI, 2020-02-12)
      Cerium oxide (ceria) nanoparticles (NPs) have been proved to be an efficient optical fluorescent material through generating visible emission (~530 nm) under violet excitation. This feature allowed ceria NPs to be used as ...
    • Increasing the Demand & Consumption of Turkey 

      Cooper, Gary (Virginia Tech. Department of Dairy Science, 2017-02-15)
      This presentation describes the Cooper Farms agricultural corporation, specifically its employees, company statistics, types of foods processed, locations of processing plants, pasteurization and gestation programs, and more.
    • Influence of nucleobase stoichiometry on the self-assembly of ABC triblock copolymers 

      Zhang, Keren; Talley, Samantha J.; Yu, Ya Peng; Moore, Robert B.; Murayama, Mitsuhiro; Long, Timothy E. (Royal Society of Chemistry, 2016-05-11)
      ABC triblock copolymers bearing adenine- and thymine-functionalized external blocks self-assembled into long-range, ordered lamellar microphase-separated morphologies on non-patterned substrates. Intermolecular hydrogen ...
    • Intra-Ring Compression Strength of Low Density Hardwoods 

      Zink-Sharp, Audrey G.; Price, Carlile (Universidad del Bío-Bío, 2006)
      Engineered wood composites are being crafted with increasingly smaller and smaller components, yet a search of the literature indicates a lack of intra-ring mechanical property data for almost all commercial wood types, ...
    • Lignocellulose@ Activated Clay Nanocomposite with Hierarchical Nanostructure Enhancing the Removal of Aqueous Zn(II) 

      Zhang, Xiaotao; Hao, Yinan; Chen, Zhangjing; An, Yuhong; Zhang, Wanqi; Wang, Ximing (MDPI, 2019-10-18)
      A lignocellulose@ activated clay (Ln@AC) nanocomposite with a hierarchical nanostructure was successfully synthesized by the chemical intercalation reaction and applied in the removal of Zn(II) from an aqueous solution. ...
    • Magnetoelectric Interactions in Lead-Based and Lead-Free Composites 

      Bichurin, Mirza I.; Petrov, Vladimir M.; Zakharov, Anatoly; Kovalenko, Denis; Yang, Su Chul; Maurya, Deepam; Bedekar, Vishwas; Priya, Shashank (MDPI, 2011-04-06)
      Magnetoelectric (ME) composites that simultaneously exhibit ferroelectricity and ferromagnetism have recently gained significant attention as evident by the increasing number of publications. These research activities are ...
    • Management Techniques to Improve Silage Quality 

      Muck, Rich (Virginia Tech. Department of Dairy Science, 2017-02-16)
      This presentation, which was given on February 16th during the 71st Annual Convention : 2017 Virginia State Feed Association & Nutritional Management “Cow” College, describes management techniques to improve silage quality, ...
    • MAPSustain: Visualising biomass and biofuel research 

      Zoss, Angela; Kong, Chin Hua; Ma, Nianli; Börner, Katy (University of Huddersfield, 2010-03-11)
      This paper discusses the visual and interaction design of an online website that supports the interactive exploration of research on biomass and biofuel research. The dataset used covers 13,506 publication records from ...